The "Gianluigi Porelli Euroleague Executive of the Year" trophy was awarded to Alper Yilmaz, general director of Anadolu Efes.
Yılmaz was selected by the general managers of the EuroLeague teams as the best manager of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season, which we completed as the champion for the first time in our club's history.
The Euroleague Manager of the Year award is given to the person and club that best exemplifies Euroleague's commitment to excellence in all aspects of club management in the previous season. The categories evaluated before voting include sporting values, fan experience, marketing, and communication.
As it is known, the Gianluigi Porelli EuroLeague Manager of the Year award has been given every year since 2005 and is one of the two important awards of the EuroLeague, together with the Alexander Gomelskiy Coach of the Year award. The award is given to managers who have written their success stories in Turkish Airlines EuroLeague with their efforts. Gianluigi Porelli, who has been the chairman of Virtus Bologna for more than twenty years, was one of the founders of ULEB and passed away in 2009.